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Team A1GP India almost gets Podium via Narain Karthikeyan

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We are not strictly formula one also, once in a while A1GP is fine 😛

Narain Karthikeyan - A1GP India

Narain Karthikeyan almost did it, the Williams test driver for their formula one team who is also team India’s A1GP driver almost snatched a podium in the last feature race of the A1GP Championship. He was behind team Italy by only 3/10 of a second at the end. Karthikeyan loved the Brands Hatch circuit, where he has won some F3 races before.

We were fourth, we could have been third, we had the pace for third and it would have been great to get a podium in the last race of the season.

Narain Karthikeyan really is a class driver, Williams should really give him a chance on the circuit instead of the pseudo hero Nico Rosberg. When Narain arrived in team A!GP India, it was in bits and pieces. The team had been tattered and torn by the controversies and sponsor troubles. The team was the back marker of the pack, much like the Minardis. But Karthikeyan single handedly did a turnaround for the team, getting points for the team and almost clinching a podium finish ion the spectacular season finale.

Meanwhile it was Michael Schumacher who awarded the world championship trophy to Team Germany. Some surprise it was for the German A1GP team.

POS? ? ?

NATION? ? ?

POINTS

1? ? ?

GER? ? ?

128

2? ? ?

NZL? ? ?

93

3? ? ?

GBR? ? ?

92

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FRA? ? ?

67

5? ? ?

NED? ? ?

57

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MAL? ? ?

55

7? ? ?

ITA? ? ?

52

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SUI? ? ?

50

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USA? ? ?

42

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MEX? ? ?

35

11? ? ?

CAN? ? ?

33

12? ? ?

CZE? ? ?

27

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AUS? ? ?

25

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RSA? ? ?

24

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CHN? ? ?

22

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IND? ? ?

13

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POR? ? ?

10

18? ? ?

BRA? ? ?

9

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IRL? ? ?

8

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SIN? ? ?

3

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INA? ? ?

1

22? ? ?

PAK? ? ?

1

Written by Formula One Addict

May 1st, 2007 at 4:43 am

Narain to race four more races in A1GP

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Parthiceva Sureshwaren will race in the next round of A1GP this weekend at Sydney, but for the rest of the four races remaining after that Narain Karthikeyan will be racing , and not only that he will be paid around $20000 for each of the races , a much needed payday for Narain if you ask me. Narain will race in the remaining four rounds in Durban, Mexico City, Shanghai and Brands Hatch (UK).

He could not race this weekend due to his prior engagements with the Williams Formula One team of which he is a test driver. Last race weekend Narain Karthikeyan got Team A1GP India its first ever championship points. So a lot of expectations rest on Narain.

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January 30th, 2007 at 9:05 am

Narain To Race in A1 Grand Prix

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In a surprise move , it was announced that Ace Indian Driver Narain Karthikeyan will drive for the India A1GP team apart from fullfiling his duties as the Williams F1 team test driver as a one off thing. This is in great contrast to his earlier remarks that going to A1GP from formula one would be like going a step back in competitive racing. Narain Bags Tenth Place in Qualifying Narain secured tenth place on the grid at Taupo circuit in the A1GP.  This is team India’s best ever starting spot in its controversial history in the A1GP which has been marred by sponsor disputes and problems. He overcame his first poor lap to make three stunning laps. Moreover he might just earn Team India its first ever championship points in Sprint Race if he can make up four grid places. Here is what Narain had to say

“I’m pleased with 10th. It’s a good start, and as I said at the beginning of the week, we are aiming to get some points, and I think we can do that this weekend.

 “The team didn’t really have any data, because the previous drivers have been quite inexperienced, so we’ve been developing the whole package. We’ll take it one step at a time and build on what we’ve learnt today.

Written by Formula One Addict

January 21st, 2007 at 7:43 am

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